Archive | February, 2020

ISO Seltzer Bottles For Seed Starting Planters

22 Feb


Do you drink seltzer?

CVEarthlab gardeners would like to upcycle your empty 1-liter plastic seltzer bottles.  If you’re got any to spare, we will convert them into sub-irrigated, self-watering planters for the seed-starting workshop Monday, March 20th.

To donate your bottles, send an email to Tell us your building number, and we’ll pick up your bottles after you leave them with your doorman.  Thank you in advance!

Indoor Workshop Is Monday, March 20th

All residents are invited to attend the workshop and plant with us!  At 5:30 pm, in the community room, we will start seedlings. The garden committee will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance. You bring a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  To reserve a spot, please send a suggested donation ($10. for individuals or $30. per household) via Venmo to Lee-Stern-4 . Alternatively, you can request a check or cash pickup by sending a note to  Either way, we need to know the names of participants, whether or not they are children, along with your building number and contact information.

In addition to the materials for the workshop, the suggested donation counts for your 2023 garden membership.

To see photos from previous workshops, click here.

When: Monday March 20th; We’ll host from 5:30 to 7:30pm (Your planting should take less than 30 min)

What: Seed-Starting Workshop

Where: 230 Jay St Community Room

What else: Please register in advance.

We hope you’ll join us! – Denise, Sandy, and other core garden committee members



It’s Almost Time To Start Tomatoes

9 Feb

The 2020 Seed-Starting Workshop will take place on Friday, March 6th from 6pm to 7pm in the community room. Join us!

At this indoor workshop, we will start seeds for plants — such as tomatoes, peppers, and flowers, that need time to grow — and then nurture them in the window sills of our homes.  In late May or early June we will transplant the baby plants into the CVEarthlab raised beds.


All residents, including those with and those without small children, are most welcome to attend the workshop and plant with us!

How It Works

CVEarthlab gardeners will provide non-GMO, organic vegetable and flower seeds, organic potting soil and guidance.

You bring  a small pot or an empty plastic bottle (to convert into a sub-irrigated, self-watering planter).  Donations and RSVPs are appreciated.


See images from previous workshops here.

The final frost is forecast for early April, which means we’ll be able to start prepping outdoor beds and planting snap pea seeds in mid March.

Daylight savings time starts Sunday March 8th,  it’s time to THINK SPRING!

%d bloggers like this: